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The people’s clinic

Ethel Jones sits in the front of the small wood church facing the pews, looking up from the Saturday newspaper periodically to take an inventory of the waiting room. At 9:30 a.m., Gilbert Sutton is escorted past Jones and into a dining room, where his vitals are taken as he watches the kitchen transform into…

Carolina alumna named Luce Scholar

For the past three years, S. Jakelin Bonilla has been encouraging high school seniors to take advantage of Campus Y’s Global Gap Year Fellowship to conduct public service across the world. This summer, the tables will turn — as Bonilla will begin a year-long trip of her own to Asia. The 2012 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate…

McIntosh looks beyond the finish line

In November 2014, Paul McIntosh decided he wanted to run a marathon. He recruited a group of friends and UNC School of Medicine classmates and the group started training. Only two members of McIntosh’s team knew the true reason they were running. The rest would soon find out. In January of this year, McIntosh announced…

Mrs. McClinton did not study black history — she lived it

If you want to stay on her good side, it’s best to address her as Mrs. McClinton. Not Dr. – “because it isn’t true” – and definitely not Hortense, because, in her 96 years, she remembers a time when white people called black people by their first names “to keep you in your place,” she…

Snowy winter week in Chapel Hill

Two winter storms in late February made for some beautiful scenes around campus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…. Video by Rob Holliday, Communications and Public Affairs Published February 26, 2015

Three generations, one shade of blue

On Feb. 8, 1960 – exactly a week after four black students from North Carolina A&T State University led a sit-in at the lunch counter of a Woolworth store in Greensboro – about 20 men and women conducted a similar protest in downtown Durham. Among them was Edith Hubbard, who was a senior at Merrick-Moore…

It can be done

The most important lesson Chase Jones learned as an undergraduate at UNC Kenan-Flagler was a simple one: It can be done. The 2011 graduate credits this lesson – learned in Jim Kitchen’s entrepreneurship class – with giving him the confidence needed to found Vs. Cancer, his non-profit venture. “I started Vs. Cancer when I was…

Carolina leads efforts in clean tech

For two days, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill united a diverse group of 500 academics, professionals and students for one reason—to discuss issues and ideas surrounding North Carolina’s clean technology sector. The second annual NC Clean Tech Summit was hosted at the Friday Center on Feb. 19-20, but the hope is that…

Celebrating Coach

The sign that Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith was most known for – other than the iconic four fingers raised to signal the four corners offense – was the index finger of the scoring player pointing to the teammate who made the pass. The meaning behind the gesture: “You deserve the credit. Thanks for the…

Watch the Dean Smith Celebration of Life on livestream

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will remember Coach Dean Smith and celebrate his life at a public memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Dean E. Smith Center. If you can’t attend, the Celebration will be available on livestream: GoHeels Link: http://www.goheels.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&KEY=&id=1317877&catid=0 YouTube: http://youtu.be/TMInnR987w4 ESPN3: http://es.pn/1CIvoU1 Reminders for attendees: Doors open:…